Almost a year after the legendary Prince passed away, writer Ben Greenman has written an article on his love of the artist, his feelings about fandom, and his decision to write a book about the iconic man. Part essay and part personal memoir, the piece is both analytical and emotional—conjuring up that strange version of sorrow we feel when somebody we didn’t know, but loved, is lost. “There’s an early Prince song, ‘Private Joy,’ in which he jealously keeps a lover to himself: ‘Ain’t gonna tell nobody nobody ‘bout my little pretty toy.’ I knew what he meant,” he writes. Read the piece at the New Yorker.
A Writer on Loving Prince